Smuggled alcohol seized at Europort

By Dan Walsh

Revenue officers seized over 2,800 litres of various types of alcohol at Rosslare Europort over the weekend.

The smuggled alcohol, which included Wine, Limoncello and Sambuca, has a combined retail value of approximately €24,300, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €15,600.

The alcohol was discovered following the search of two vehicles and an unaccompanied trailer that had disembarked ferries from Cherbourg, France last Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

Investigations into these seizures are ongoing.

These operations are part of Revenue’s ongoing work targeting smuggling and shadow economy activity. If businesses, or members of the public have any information, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

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